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19th Meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice
and 9th Meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Article 8(j)
and Related Provisions of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

2-5 and 4-7 November 2015 | Headquarters of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Montreal, Canada

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Co-Chair Jae Choe (Republic of Korea), on behalf of the COP 12 Presidency, gaveled the meeting to a close
at 1:18 pm.

Saturday, 7 November 2015

On Saturday morning, the plenary of the Article 8(j) Working Group adopted all outstanding recommendations, including on the voluntary guidelines on prior informed consent (PIC) and benefit-sharing from traditional knowledge use with bracketed references to "free" and "approval and involvement" for COP 13 consideration. Plenary then engaged in an in-depth dialogue on challenges and opportunities for international and regional cooperation in the protection of shared TK across borders for the strengthening of TK and the fulfillment of the three objectives of the Convention, in harmony with nature/Mother Earth. Co-Chair Choe gavelled the meeting to a close at 1:18pm.

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IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB Meeting Coverage, has provided daily web coverage, daily reports and a summary and analysis report from the 19th Meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice and 9th Meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Article 8(j) and Related Provisions of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). In addition, IISD Rerporting Services will provide a summary and analysis, available in HTML and PDF formats. Available in ENB Mobile at:http://enb.iisd.mobi/biodiv-sbstta19-wg8j9/.

L-R: Natalya Minchenko, Rapporteur; CBD Executive Secretary Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias; Amy Ann Fraenkel, CBD
Secretariat; Co-Chair Jae Choe; Co-Chair Onel Masardule (Latin America); and John Scott, CBD Secretariat



Contact Group Co-Chair Johan Bodegård (Sweden)

Contact Group Co-Chair Christine Teresa Grant (Western Europe and Other Group)


Carlo Krieger, Luxembourg for the EU

Emine Isciel, Norway

Juan Pablo Gudiño, Mexico


Lara Samaha, Lebanon

Marcal Gusmao, Timor Leste

Melissa Cotterill, Australia


L-R: Marina von Weissenberg, Finland, in a conversation with Gemedo Dalle Tussie, Ethiopia



Friday, 6 November 2015

The Working Group on Article 8(j) met on Friday morning in plenary to consider recommendations on: a glossary of relevant terms and concepts to be used in the context of Article 8(j) and related provisions; recommendations from UNPFII to the Convention; and on the preparation of the best-practice guidelines for the repatriation of traditional knowledge. Plenary also discussed possible topics for future in-depth dialogues on thematic areas and other cross-cutting issues. The contact group on the guidelines on PIC or approval and involvement and benefit-sharing from the use of traditional knowledge met in the afternoon and evening.

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L-R: Asmau Irene Dirisu, Nigeria and Boukar Attari, Niger



Laura Bermúdez, Colombia

Daniel Ole Sapit, IIFB

Wendy Jackson, New Zealand


L-R: Roxana Solis Ortiz, Peru and Lily Rodriguez, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) - University of Bonn



L-R: Juan Pablo Gudiño, Mexico; Marco D'Alessandro, Switzerland; and Elleli Huerta Ocampo, Mexico



L-R: Contact Group Co-Chairs Christine Teresa Grant (Western Europe and Other Group)
and Johan Bodegård (Sweden)



View of the contact group session on guidelines on PIC and benefit-sharing from the use of traditional knowledge



Thursday, 5 November 2015

On Thursday morning, the Working Group on Article 8(j) continued consideration of the draft guidelines on PIC or approval and involvement, and on benefit-sharing from traditional knowledge use; and addressed repatriation of traditional knowledge related to biodiversity conservation and sustainable use, and UNPFII recommendations. In the afternoon, SBSTTA 19 discussed a draft recommendation on biodiversity and health, and adopted all remaining recommendations.

A contact group on the guidelines on PIC and benefit-sharing from traditional knowledge use met in the evening.

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L-R: Co-Chair Jae Choe (Republic of Korea), on behalf of the COP 12 Presidency; Co-Chair Onel Masardule
(Latin America); and CBD Executive Secretary Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias



Co-Chair Jae Choe (Republic of Korea), on behalf of the COP 12 Presidency

Co-Chair Onel Masardule (Latin America)


L-R: Ilham Atho Mohamed and Lisama Sabry, Maldives



Héctor Conde, Cuba

Hiba Obaid Darwish Alsheihi, United Arab Emirates

Victor Canton, Uruguay


N. K. G. K. Nemmawatta, Sri Lanka


Leina Al Awadhi, Kuwait

Henry Adornado, the Philippines


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L-R: CBD Executive Secretary Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias; SBSTTA Chair Andrew Bignell; David Cooper,
CBD Secretariat; and Simone Schiele, CBD Secretariat



CBD Executive Secretary Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias

SBSTTA Chair Andrew Bignell


Delegates from ASEAN



Wednesday, 4 November 2015

The ninth meeting of the CBD Working Group on Article 8(j) opened on Wednesday morning, and started consideration of draft guidelines on prior informed consent or approval and involvement, and on benefit-sharing in relation to traditional knowledge. SBSTTA 19 resumed consideration of revised recommendations in the afternoon and continued into the night.

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Otsi.tsa.ken:RA (Charles Patton) of the Mohawk Nation opened the meeting of the Article 8(j) Working Group
and welcomed delegates to Mohawk traditional territory.


L-R: Natalya Minchenko, Rapporteur; John Scott, CBD Secretariat; Amy Ann Fraenkel, CBD Secretariat; Co-Chair
Tia Stevens (Australia); Co-Chair Onel Masardule (Latin America); and CBD Executive Secretary Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias



Balakrishna Pisupati, UNEP, speaking on behalf of Achim Steiner, UNEP Executive Director

Co-Chair Tia Stevens


Aslak Holmberg, IIFB

Tui Shortland, IIFB


Jennifer Tauli Corpuz, the Philippines

Maria Luisa Angelica Del Rio Mispireta, Peru

Elleli Huerta Ocampo, Mexico


Rodrigo de la Cruz, IIFB

Linda Lund, Norway

Syafran Haris, Indonesia


David Reidmiller and Barbara De Rosa-Joynt, US



Mike Ipanga Mwaku, Democratic Republic of the Congo, in a discussion with Hendrik Segers, Belgium



Tuesday, 3 November 2015

On Tuesday, 3 November 2015, SBSTTA 19 delegates met in plenary throughout the day to consider: biodiversity and human health; climate-related geoengineering; forest biodiversity; and the work programme of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) for 2014-2018, SBSTTA's work and its relationship with CBD Subsidiary Body on Implementation. In the afternoon, delegates adopted a recommendation on the effectiveness of policy instruments for the implementation of the Biodiversity Strategic Plan.

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Delegates from the Like-minded Megadiverse Countries (LMMCs) in informal consultations. L-R: Gemedo
Dalle Tussie
, Ethiopia; Clarissa Nina, Brazil; Malta Qwathekana, South Africa; Ana Morales, Guatemala;
and José Luis Echeverría Tello, Guatemala


L-R: SBSTTA Chair Andrew Bignell; David Cooper, CBD Secretariat; and David Coates, CBD Secretariat



Tia Stevens, Australia

Inger Helene Sira, Norway

Daisy Joyce Djohor, Indonesia


Simon Nemtzov, Israel

Marco D'Alessandro, Switzerland

Larbi Sbai, Morocco


L-R: Jason Spensley, Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN), in discussion with Sarat Babu Gidda,
CBD Secretariat



Fumiko Nakao, Japan

Rodrigo Moreno, Colombia

Dao Nguyen, WWF


Monday, 2 November 2015

On Monday, 2 November 2015, SBSTTA 19 delegates met in plenary throughout the day to address organizational matters, and consider strategic scientific and technical issues related to the implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020: further consideration of the implications of the findings of the fourth edition of the Global Biodiversity Outlook (GBO 4), including with respect to biodiversity mainstreaming across sectors; key scientific and technical needs, and related research; tools to evaluate the effectiveness of policy instruments; and indicators.

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L-R: SBSTTA Chair Andrew Bignell (New Zealand); CBD Executive Secretary Braulio Ferreira de Souza
Dias
, and David Cooper, CBD Secretariat


Balakrishna Pisupati, UNEP, speaking on behalf of Achim Steiner, UNEP Executive Director

SBSTTA Chair Andrew Bignell


CBD Executive Secretary Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias

David Cooper, CBD Secretariat


Hendrik Segers, Belgium

Hesiquio Benitez Diaz, Mexico

Robert McLean, Canada


Mike Ipanga Mwaku, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Almuth Ostermeyer-Schlöder, Germany

Hem Pande, India


L-R: Christine von Weizsäcker, ECOROPA and Simone Lovera, Global Forest Coalition



L-R: Alexander Shestakov, WWF, in a conversation with Gabriele Obermayr, Austria





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